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Old 03-25-2010   #1
 
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Car Rack Improvisation Ideas

So,
A group of us are headed to Corsica in a week, and we need to figure out a way to transport boats on top of a rental car. Anyone out there have any ideas for a rig? We were thinking something with aluminum bars and pool toys strapped to the roof. Any better ideas out there?
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somebody makes an inflatable strapdown rack that would be great for rental cars. it packs to about the size of a school size backpack. Confluence Kayaks in denver used to carry them... somebody there should be able to tell you who makes it.
the other option is a rental truck (pick up truck) if possible.
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This is the only inflatable one I have seen, 100 bucks, no experience or knowledge of how well it works:

Roof Racks | Handirack | Inflatable Roof Racks | Malone Auto Racks
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They used to have some foam blocks with cam straps for like $30 at REI,you could probably make some cheap, from old straps and those foam pipe insulators cut to size ,maybe one diameter inside a bigger diameter taped.Don't they rent rigs with racks with all the boaters ? Have a great trip!
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They used to have some foam blocks with cam straps for like $30 at REI,you could probably make some cheap, from old straps and those foam pipe insulators cut to size ,maybe one diameter inside a bigger diameter taped.Don't they rent rigs with racks with all the boaters ? Have a great trip!
that's what I was thinking

use your outfitting to protect the roof of the car

and cam through the windows

pay the damage deposit

have fun in Corsica, I got skunked when I went, but the ferry and seeing the island was worth the trip
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